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Beginner's Manual

World Archery released the Beginner's Awards Programme. Each of the seven awards of this programme is granted to the beginner at the successful conclusion of a triple evaluation: score, skills and knowledge/know-how’s.

To help the beginners prepare their evaluations and their coaches to properly run the threefold evaluation, World Archery released a manual:

For each of the seven levels included in the Beginner's Awards Programme, this illustrated manual describes in detail what the beginners should do, demonstrate and know:

  • The minimum required score
  • The archery skills
  • The knowledge and/or know-how’s

The Entry Level Coaches will find in the Beginner’s Manual the information to properly evaluate their students, including the specific evaluation form for each level.

In short, this manual is a compilation of the curriculum of the seven levels of the Beginner's Awards Programme. This manual is also available in French and a Spanish version is under consideration.

Reminder: The Beginner's Awards are available from the online Shop. Only Archery Clubs, Coaches and National Archery Associations can buy them.

Archery Equipment


There are three different kinds of bows: Recurve, Compound and Barebow.

  • Recurve: The only type of bow allowed in Olympic competitions. Its limbs curve away from the archer. It is also called Classic Bow.
  • CompoundThis bow has pulleys and cables to make the holding weight less than half of the draw weight.
  • Barebow: This is a recurve bow without a mechanical sight or stabilisers.


Arrows un the classic bow events can travel in excess of 150 miles per hour. They are made of either aluminium or carbon graphite. Aluminium arrows are more uniform in weight and shape, while graphite arrows fly faster.


Order Forms

High Value Awards

  • Cadets Stars - Target Awards
  • Cadets Stars - High Value Awards
  • Stars - Target Awards
  • Stars - High Value Awards
  • Stars - Standard Rounds

Low Value and Beginners Awards

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